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What is Tennis Elbow?

So, what is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis and is one of the most common causes of elbow pain. It is a condition that is usually the result of overuse of the muscles and tendons of the elbow. This can create inflammation where the tendon connects to the bone or […]

Its Skiing Season!

We love all things mountain. The air, sun, wine, tranquillity, fires, food and of course if there is any, great snow!  Either cross, downhill, or even snow shoeing we love.  Great with friends, family and little kids, it’s a great break from Melbourne.  Our best tips are to go to Lake Mountain when the snow […]

Injury prevention tips for over 40’s

After successfully completing another track athletics season (running distances from 100-800m) as a 41 year old, here are some of my tips to remaining injury free. Whilst these tips are primarily to do with my sprint and middle distance running, they are applicable to all sporting pursuits: Warm up: Should look remarkably like the activity […]

Brad’s summer of athletics – 2018-19

    Blackburn Osteopathy’s Brad Robinson managed to survive his second season of track athletics since his mid 20’s un-injured, ticking off a few of his personal goals in the process.  Not bad for an over 40 year old!     Here are a few of his highlights for season 2018-19: breaking the Diamond Valley […]

Warm up vs. Cool down

When we go to the gym, play a game of football or go for a run it is important that we correctly warm up before and cool down afterwards. By doing this we can help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.   Warming up: A warm up should take place before commencing physical […]

What to expect at your first visit to Blackburn Osteopathy

  Prior to your first osteopathic appointment you may have many questions and wonder what to expect during your consultation. Firstly, bring along any scans such as X-rays or test results you may have. It’s also a good idea to wear or bring comfortable clothing. Depending on the area being examined and treated, your osteopath […]

Blackburn Osteopathy tries Tai Chi!

With Brad having a patient that enjoys and feels the health benefits of Tai Chi he decided to organise a beginner class for our osteopaths at our local Tai Chi centre, Tai Chi for Life. Master Tang has been running Tai Chi for Life in Springvale Rd for just over 20 years and he warmly […]

FLU INJECTION – some facts….

FLU vaccine. When should you get it? Why should you get it? Who should get it? How do you get the flu?! Flu is front and centre at this time of the year. Each year there seems to be more and more strident calls that it’s going to be the worst flu year, that the […]

Olive leaf extract…. is it a silver bullet this cold season?

As the winter months approach, so does the cold and flu season!  Our immune system can go into overdrive, and we can start to feel run down. Olive leaf extract is one of our favorite natural remedies, and has been shown to be an effective natural immune support supplement which has been used for thousands […]

Should you rest after an injury? Perhaps not.

Traditionally, our immediate response to a musculoskeletal injury is to rest and let the body heal itself, after all everyone who has done basic first aid knows that the R in R.I.C.E. is rest! However, the importance on rest has been greatly overemphasised in the past and this thinking has perpetuated to this day, even […]